Florence

Florence Attractions

Cinque Terre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 589 Reviews

For travelers who consider themselves to be hiking specialists, a trip to Italy’s Cinque Terre is well worth your time. ‘Five Towns’ in English, this region  ...  Read more

Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

You'll catch glimpses of the red-tiled dome of the Duomo, or Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, peeping over the rooftops as soon as you arrive in ...  Read more

Uffizi Gallery

4 star rating: Recommended 312 Reviews

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, houses the world's most important collection of Florentine art, so unless you have Skip the Line tickets you'll ...  Read more

Accademia Gallery

4 star rating: Recommended 195 Reviews

Florence's Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) sits second on most itineraries, right after the fabulous Uffizi. The collection at the Accademia ...  Read more

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1478 Reviews

Despite the name, Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo has nothing to do with opera music - “opera” also being the Italian word for creative works, in this ...  Read more

Basilica of San Lorenzo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 631 Reviews

A visit to the enormous Basilica of San Lorenzo leads to things you may not expect from a church. What ties the church to its unexpected turns, however, is ...  Read more

Vasari Corridor

4.5 star rating: Recommended 229 Reviews

Built in 1564, the Vasari Corridor was designed to enable the Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici to move between the Pitti Palace where he lived, the Uffizi where ...  Read more

Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 127 Reviews

The Pitti Palace was built by rivals of the powerful Medici family in the mid-1400s. A century later, the Medicis took over the huge Renaissance palace, ...  Read more

River Arno

4.5 star rating: Recommended 110 Reviews

Visitors to Florence will no doubt walk along and cross over the river that runs through the city center; and while it’s possible to see the city these days ...  Read more

San Gimignano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

San Gimignano is famous for its towers. As you approach this small, walled town, the fourteen towers dating from the 13th century – there were once seventy-two ...  Read more

Palazzo Vecchio

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Historic Palazzo Vecchio ('old palace') has been at the political heart of Florence for more than 7 centuries. With its late-medieval crenellated roofline ...  Read more

Baptistery (Battistero)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

One of the oldest buildings in Florence, it's thought that the octagonal Baptistery stands on the site of an ancient Roman temple. It may even have been ...  Read more

Piazza Santa Croce

4 star rating: Recommended 2599 Reviews

The pretty Piazza Santa Croce is a public square in central Florence located just to the east of the Piazza della Signoria. The square gets its name from the ...  Read more

Gucci Museo

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Italy is still at the forefront of the fashion world, but its history stretches back far enough that there are now multiple museums dedicated to Italian ...  Read more

Santa Croce Basilica

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 15 Reviews

Work on this beautiful basilica began in 1294, though the facade and bell tower are 19th-century additions. The world's largest Franciscan church, it ...  Read more

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